Floyd Mayweather Height – Is He Even 5 Ft Tall?

Published 09/24/2021, 12:08 PM EDT
LAS VEGAS, NV – SEPTEMBER 13: Floyd Mayweather Jr. looks on while taking on Marcos Maidana during their WBC/WBA welterweight title fight at the MGM Grand Garden Arena on September 13, 2014 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)


The sport of boxing, over countless decades, never saw a star as big as Floyd Mayweather. The latter was destined to be a legend, and he rightly captured everything that he was meant to have. Also, he came into the limelight real quick because of his unusual boxing skills and that’s how he became a true great by capitalizing on his momentum.

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Even after achieving so much in the sport, Mayweather received slight criticism on his physical stature and precisely his height. But what is his height? Is he even 5 ft tall?

Mayweather, a legend of the game for obvious reasons, stands 5’8” tall, as per BoxRec.

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His height is definitely not the best, but it hasn’t made any problems for him in his decorated boxing career. ‘TBE’ in his stint faced fighters of the akin height, shorter to him, and even taller to him. But he tackled all the roadblocks in style and emerged right on top.

Mayweather had a defensive fight style and none of his opponents could break the same. Despite a substantial frame, ‘Pretty Boy’ generated enough power and stamina to keep going for full 36 mins.

In a huge chunk of his fights, Mayweather banked on his defensive game. However, in his fight against the likes of Canelo Alvarez and more, ‘TBE’ stayed on the forefront from the very 1st second, thus showing his attacking game too.

Also, even in the toughest of situations, Floyd Mayweather never got carried away by pressure. More than his usual boxing skills, the Michigan native kept proving his mental ability to read and decode his opponent’s fight style real quick.

Floyd Mayweather – A true boxing genius

In his vast professional career span, Mayweather fought for a whopping 50 times. And in total, he secured 27 wins via T/KO.

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LAS VEGAS, NV – SEPTEMBER 13: Boxer Floyd Mayweather Jr. poses on the scale during the official weigh-in for his bout against Canelo Alvarez at the MGM Grand Garden Arena on September 13, 2013 in Las Vegas, Nevada. The fighters will meet in a WBC/WBA 154-pound title fight on September 14 in Las Vegas. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)

This doesn’t indicate his best KO ratio, but he definitely shows how balanced his fight stint was and how comfortable he was in umpteen fight styles.

The 44-year-old was a genius of the game and his fight IQ is still praised by many. Mayweather left a legacy behind and even after signing off from the sport, he keeps himself active in the fight business, thus passing on the learnings to the budding generation of fighters.

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Prathamesh Singh Chauhan

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Prathamesh Singh Chauhan is a Boxing Author at EssentiallySports. He is a graduate from the International Institute of Sports Management who combines his love for sports, particularly combat sports, and his flair for writing and analysis to help him in his day-to-day work. He has prior professional experience with sporting organizations such as Star Sports, Khelo India, and NBA.

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